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[Photograph album of Edith M. Wood of Long Beach, containing snapshots of California]

Label
[Photograph album of Edith M. Wood of Long Beach, containing snapshots of California]
Title
[Photograph album of Edith M. Wood of Long Beach, containing snapshots of California]
Contributor
Former owner
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Family snapshot album documenting people, places, pets, cars, and events in the life of Edith M. Wood, of 125 Cedar Ave., Long Beach, California, between ca. 1909 to ca. 1918.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
graphic
Runtime
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/not-applicable
Summary expansion
The album records family travel and vacations, and includes several shots of family members at the [Long Beach?] train station, with luggage; on deck aboard the steamship "The President, with fellow passenger "Mr. Macomber of Pasadena, Cal.", identified as A. Kingsley Macomber (1874-1955), founding owner and first president of the Los Angeles Trust Company, and developer, with Henry Huntington and William R. Staats, of the Oak Knolls subdivision between Pasadena and San Marino; and a view from the ship of Dead Man's Island, near San Pedro, Calif. Other travel and vacation photographs include views of friends and family members in Oakland, Sacramento (Nov. 1915), Big Bear Lake, Mt. Lowe (June 6, 1915), Camp Rincon in Azusa (Summer 1916), San Diego and San Diego Fair Grounds (Sept. 1916), Forest Home (July 4, 1916), and Oak Wilde Camp in the San Gabriel Mts., at the confluence of the Arroyo Seco and Dark Canyon. Many of the snapshots record the Wood family's time at the beach and amusement pier in Long Beach, and include views of the famous Cyclone Racer roller coaster on the pier, the Bath House, and family and friends wearing typical beach dresses and bathing costumes. They also pose often at their home--both in exterior and interior shots--often with parents, and children. The Wood family obviously cherished their pets--mostly small terriers, but also cats and squirrels--as well as their cars, one of which is an early Elmore model, probably from 1909. There is one photo of a summer home in Ft. Point, Maine, belonging to C.L. Webster. Other names of friends and acquaintances appearing in the album include Eugene Barton, Charley Stearns, June Bennett, H.C. Brown (possibly Herbert Cutler Brown, married at that time to Zoe Elsie Lowe, daughter of Thaddeus S.C. Lowe, both of whom pose at the Alpine Tavern on Mt. Lowe), Los Angeles businessman Charles R. Hadley (whose Wilshire Blvd. home is photographed); and J.E. Shrewsberry, Fire Chief of Long Beach, who was killed in a car crash on May 2, 1916. Several photographs show close-ups of the wrecked automobile in which Chief Shrewsberry died. Also included are 17 photographs from Sept.-Oct. 1918, during World War I, documenting service of Edith Wood and her girl friends as "farmerettes" in the Woman's Land Army of America in Upland, Calif., where they took over harvesting of citrus crops after the men had been called to war. Sixteen snapshots show Edith and friends in WLA uniforms, picking fruit in the orchards, perched in the branches of orange trees, on ladders, and in farm wagons. There is also a shot of a group of young people atop an early rhomboid-shaped tank at the 4th Liberty Loan Drive in Oct. 1918, organized to raise money to support the war efforts
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Photograph album of Edith M. Wood of Long Beach, containing snapshots of California]
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8mp542f/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Probable range of dates from scattered dates supplied in album captions
  • Photographs are mounted on first 48 of 50 leaves of stiff black paper, with two photos mounted on back pastedown; some scattered captions, and two poems added in white ink, probably by album owner Edith Wood; two photographs laid in, in mylar sleeve
  • Bound in dark brown cloth covers, tied with black silk cord threaded through two grommets along left edge; gold-stamped cover title "Photographs."
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 x 34 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (363 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: In modern beige cloth-covered clamshell box. Gift of Dr. Richard Lingenfelter, 1977.
Other physical details
salted paper, albumen
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)683259036
  • ucoclc683259036
Label
[Photograph album of Edith M. Wood of Long Beach, containing snapshots of California]
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8mp542f/
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Probable range of dates from scattered dates supplied in album captions
  • Photographs are mounted on first 48 of 50 leaves of stiff black paper, with two photos mounted on back pastedown; some scattered captions, and two poems added in white ink, probably by album owner Edith Wood; two photographs laid in, in mylar sleeve
  • Bound in dark brown cloth covers, tied with black silk cord threaded through two grommets along left edge; gold-stamped cover title "Photographs."
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 x 34 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (363 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: In modern beige cloth-covered clamshell box. Gift of Dr. Richard Lingenfelter, 1977.
Other physical details
salted paper, albumen
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)683259036
  • ucoclc683259036

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